In its most simple definition, accreditation means "to certify (a school, college, or the like) as meeting all formal official requirements of academic excellence, curriculum, facilities, etc." (Dictionary.com).
If you think about it, it sort of puts us both in a similar position. As a college student, you need to meet certain requirements in order to earn your degree. As an accredited online university, we need to meet specific requirements to achieve accreditation.
After you graduate, to achieve your career goals you need to set a certain personal or work standard so you can continue to improve upon and hone your knowledge and talent. The same goes for us. As part of our national accreditation, we need to ensure we are maintaining a level of excellence suited to the standards of the respective accrediting commissions.
Allied American University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission. The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Accreditation demonstrates that we meet meticulously reviewed quality standards set by a third-party accrediting agency. As defined by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, accreditation "assures students that the institution operates on a sound financial basis, has an approved program of study, qualified instructors, adequate facilities and equipment, approved recruitment and admissions policies, and advertises its courses truthfully." Read more about DEAC
Allied American University (AAU) is licensed to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). AAU’s approved institution number is: 24255659.
Allied American University is a recognized CHEA member institution. The Council for Higher Education Accreditation is a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation. CHEA is comprised of an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and serves as a national voice for voluntary accreditation and quality assurance to the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Education.
The College Board seeks to ensure that every student in the United States has access to a high-quality education and is prepared to succeed in college. Our College Readiness initiatives promote curricula, assessment tools, district and guidance resources that help K-12 students prepare for the academic rigors of higher education. Through Advanced Placement© college-level courses and exams, high-school students can earn college credit and advanced placement, and learn from some of the most skilled, dedicated and inspiring teachers in the world.
The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) helps learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. Sloan-C supports the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.
AACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional association of more than 10,000 higher education admissions and registration professionals who represent approximately 2,500 institutions and serve to advance higher education by providing leadership in academic and enrollment services.
This institution is authorized by:
The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education,
101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670,
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
AAU State Authorizations (PDF)